- The Washington Times - Monday, August 21, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the catfish-processing report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

4 p.m. —Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly on-highway diesel-prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schoolsholds a meeting of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Barnard Auditorium. Contact: 202/205-4169.

9 a.m. —Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Boardholds a meeting to receive the Thrift Savings Plan activity report by the executive director. Location: 1250 H St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/942-1640.

1 p.m. —Health and Human Services Departmentholds a meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to begin discussion of cross-cutting issues relating to the principles of confidentiality and security in health information technology to meet upcoming deadlines. Location: 330 C St. SW, Conference Room 4090. Contact: 301/496-4357.

SENATE

Not in session because of the summer recess. The Senate reconvenes at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 to resume consideration of the defense appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session because of the summer recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. Sept. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

GENERAL AGENDA

ACCOUNTANTS CONFERENCE — ALL DAY —The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its 2006 National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220.

Village life — 9 a.m. The Foundation for Global Village Congress holds a press conference to highlight its mission “to help build the capacity of local village peoples to effectively use the global resources available for rural villages and its plans to drive investment and employment opportunities to these underserved areas.” Location: 330 C St. SW, Conference Room 4090. Goodluck Diigbo, president of the Partnership for Indigenous Peoples Environment and executive director of the Foundation for Global Village Congress, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 703/960-0950.

Communications in Afghanistan — 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion with Afghan Minister of Communications Amirzai Sangin on the growing telecommunications sector and opportunities for investment in Afghanistan. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Treasury briefing — 11:15 a.m. Assistant Treasury Secretary for Public Affairs Tony Fratto holds his weekly press briefing. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 4121. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Counterfeiting discussion — noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on its global anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiative. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Middle East and the media — noon The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies holds a discussion, “The Middle East Conflict and the Media: Challenges for Journalists, Government and the Public.” Location: The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 901 N. Stuart St., Arlington. Contact: 703/562-4522.

NASA announcement — 1 p.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a conference-call briefing, beginning at 1 p.m., to announce how “dark and normal matter have been forced apart in an extraordinarily energetic collision.” Contact: 617/496-7988.

University freshmen — 4 p.m. American University holds an opening ceremony, featuring an address by D.C. Mayor Anthony A Williams, for its freshman service experience. The program brings new students together to “build and encourage a strong foundation of volunteerism.” Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Woods-Brown Amphitheater. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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